bEEdEEgEE is the performing alias of Brian DeGraw, an American artist, musician and producer who lives and works between the inner city and the Catskill region of New York state. Most commonly known in the world for his work at the centre of Gang Gang Dance and their musical mastery, SUM/ONE is his debut record as a solo artist.
Written and recorded over the course of a year in his Woodstock studio, the W0RMB1N, SUM/ONE fuses deep synth soundscapes with audacious pop moments. The nine tracks that comprise SUM/ONE also feature the vocal talents of Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Lovefoxxx (CSS), Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Douglas Armour.
SUM/ONE initially began life when Brian left New York City – his home for the past fifteen years – for the clouds of Woodstock, and it was here that audio sketches evolved into a record that fuses deep synth soundscapes with audacious pop moments.
SUM/ONE will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally in Australia on Friday November 29.
Get your first taste of bEEgEEdEE here via album tracks ‘Bricks‘ and ‘Flower‘.
bEEdEEgEE - SUM/ONE is out on Friday November 29 via
Remote Control and 4AD are proud to announce that LA based producer Lo-Fang(nee Matthew Hemerlein)will release his debut album Blue Film on February 21st 2014.
Classically trained in violin, cello, bass, piano and guitar, Hemerlein’s soulful falsetto floats above a rich blend of classical, R&B and electronic music, telling stories of love, loss, and deceit. The album was written and recorded during Hemerlein’s world travels everywhere from a farmhouse in Maryland to a hotel in Cambodia to studios in London and Nashville. He completed the album at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with GRAMMY Award winning producer Francois Tetaz (Gotye, Kimbra, Architecture In Helsinki).
Noted filmmaker Grant Singer (Sky Ferreira, Kendrick Lamar, DIIV) directed the stunning two-part video for album track “Look Away” that premiered overnight via VEVO. The first half nodding to the op-art movement with the second half filmed in an abandoned mansion in the Hollywood Hills where Spielberg once shot scenes from Colombo.
Emiliana Torrini and her band recently taped a Takeaway show for La
Blogotheque. Emiliana performed “Animal Games” and “Autumn Sun”. Filmed in Brooklyn during Emiliana’s recent visit to New York, the stripped down session is intimate and sweet.
Yo La Tengo return to Australia this March for an encore performance of their two set opus: An Evening With Yo La Tengo.
Yo La Tengo - Fade: Deluxe Edition is out 15th November via Matador / Remote Control.
Performed around the world and most recently at Melbourne Festival, An Evening With Yo La Tengohighlights the New Jersey based trio’s huge musical range as explored across their 13 + studio albums and via a variety of nerdish fan-boy / fan-girl cover versions.
‘Mother Mother from the Blackbird album is an ode to strong women and music video director Mark Williams invitedBlack Grace to bring their interpretation to the dance floor. The video entwines Pacific contemporary dance to embellish the song’s techno groove.
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On the back of playing eight sold out Australian shows in support of new album Blackbird, Fat Freddy’s Drop will be back for Golden Plains 2014.